Kelly Powers Recognized Among Baltimore Sun’s Women to Watch


Date: 10 / 6 / 17

Type: Press Release

Headshot_0020_Powers-Kelly-E-015.jpgMiles & Stockbridge is pleased to announce that Kelly A. Powers, a principal in the firm’s Family Law & Private Clients practice, has been honored by The Baltimore Sun as one of its 2017 Women to Watch.

Now in its second year, the Women to Watch awards highlight the 25 most intriguing and inspiring women in the Baltimore area. Winners were recognized at a networking celebration at the Baltimore Museum of Art on October 4.

Along with practice leader Stephen Cullen, Powers has established a leading international family law practice with a unique focus on addressing international parental abductions of children. She has represented families domestically and overseas in numerous cases involving international parental abductions of children and has spearheaded the return of dozens of missing children.

Powers frequently represents pro bono clients in high-conflict custody and protective order cases.  She has worked extensively with The Women’s Law Center of Maryland (WLC), which provides free legal representation to protect and empower individual women and engages in advocacy on issues related to family law, domestic violence, employment law and human trafficking. She is the immediate past president of the WLC’s board of directors.  

The co-director of the Pro Bono Advocacy Program at Miles & Stockbridge, Powers logs more than 800 hours of pro bono work each year. In 2012, Miles & Stockbridge presented her with its Pro Bono Advocate Award for her representation of indigent clients.

“Kelly’s sincere and steady commitment to representing the disadvantaged is driven by her deep compassion and determination to help those in need of justice,” said John B. Frisch, chairman & CEO of Miles & Stockbridge. “She is a highly effective advocate who makes a profound difference in the lives of her clients.”

In August, the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section presented Powers with its Jean Crowe Pro Bono Award, given to an attorney who goes “above and beyond” in offering services on a pro bono basis. She also was recognized in 2015 as one of The Daily Record’s “Top 100 Women.”

In addition to her pro bono and community service, Powers maintains a full-time divorce, custody and marital torts practice. She works in both the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore offices of Miles & Stockbridge.

Women to Watch honorees will be highlighted in a special magazine supplement in some editions of The Sun on Sunday, October 8. Honoree profiles also were published online.

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